How To Make Homemade Peanut Butter

May 18, 2012

Ok, I know what you’re saying– “Why would you make homemade peanut butter when you can buy the good stuff at the store?” Well, that’s a good question, and a hard one to answer until you’ve tried this at home. Homemade peanut butter is a superior blend of sweet and salty. The grains of salt burst in your mouth, and you can make it as sweet as the kid in you likes it.

The first time I tried homemade peanut butter was when I worked at Craft. There, we would start with raw peanuts, roast them in the oven, and pour them into the Robot Coupe while they were piping hot. It was precarious, but it sure was delicious.

This is the first time I’ve made it since that stint over four years ago, but it seemed fitting for a fun Facetime video with my mom. Every morning, she has a bowl of cereal, then about half an hour later, she has peanut butter toast. Then she goes to the gym. Then she has a martini. Someday I hope to be just like her.

Here’s our video:

And here’s the recipe:

Homemade Peanut Butter (makes about 2 cups)

Adapted from

  • 1 lb. roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 4 T. olive oil (or grapeseed oil), more if you like it creamier
  • 2 T. honey, more if you like it sweeter
  • 1 t. kosher salt
  1. Grind peanuts in a food processor until they form a paste.
  2. While the processor is running, drizzle in olive oil, honey and salt.
  3. Blend until peanut butter is desired consistency.
  4. Spread on toast. Share with your mom. Even if it’s over Facetime.
  5. Refrigerate.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Maureen May 19, 2012 at 12:59 am

This looks delicious! Too bad I need to steer clear of this yummy treat for my hubby’s safety! Maybe I can try this sometime when I’m away from home and won’t see him for a few days!


sarahbearclaw May 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm

That will be so wild of us!


Amy Hall June 5, 2012 at 2:21 am

HI Sarah! Great to have met you at Jess’s shower. Amazing videos!!! Yum. You’re too cute! I’d love to have you do a TOP 5 in My Bag on our blog. Email me for details. Thanks! AMY


sarahbearclaw June 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Amy: It was great to meet you, too! I was checking out your blog yesterday–I love it! Emailing you now… :)


lynn @ the actor's diet January 5, 2013 at 1:41 am

you are too cute! i found you via cathy’s instagram feed (how epic was that dessert tasting)??? and have been clicking away. now i want peanut butter…


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